|Provenge - Sipuleucel-T may have added benefit in prostate cancer|
Sipuleucel-T (trade name Provenge) has been approved since September 2014 for men with metastatic prostate cancer who have few or no symptoms and do not yet require chemotherapy. In the dossier assessment conducted by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in January 2015, no added benefit could be derived for sipuleucel-T.
Prostate Cancer - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany
|Arsenic album a preventive medicine for swine flu 2015 epidemic|
A meeting of group of experts was called by CCRH India (a research organisation) to examine the signs and symptoms of swine flu in India and to determine the Genus epidemicus for the current epidemic of swine flu during 2015.
Swine Flu - Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, India
|Chronic fatigue syndrome is not psychological disease|
Researchers identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease.
Chronic fatigue syndrome - Mailman School of Public Health, USA
|Aggressive HIV recombinant strain progress to AIDS within 3 years|
One recombinant variant observed in patients in Cuba appears to be much more aggressive than other known forms of HIV. Patients progress to AIDS within three years of infection - so rapidly that they may not even realise they were infected.
HIV - KU Leuven, Cuba
|Lower systolic blood pressure reduces stroke risk|
Older people with systolic blood pressure lower than 140 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) have a lower risk of stroke, revealed in a study study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2015.
Stroke - American Heart Association, USA
|Cigarette smoking may cause more deaths than currently estimated|
A new study suggests that current estimates significantly underestimate the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking. The Surgeon General estimates that each year, smoking kills about 480,000 Americans.
Smoking - New England Journal of Medicine, UK
|Nytol, Benadryl, Ditropan and Piriton raising dementia risk|
Over-the counter hayfever tables, sleeping pills or asthma drugs significantly raise the risk of developing dementia, a study has shown.
Dementia - University of Washington, USA
|Depression, behavior changes may be earliest symptoms of Alzheimer's disease|
Depression and other behavior changes may show up in people who will later develop Alzheimer's disease even before they start having memory problems, reported by researchers in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Alzheimer's Disease - American Academy of Neurology, USA
|Ebola case in Glasgow confirmed|
A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is now being treated in hospital in Glasgow.
Ebola - NHS Choices, UK
|Paradoxical effect of certain antidepressants discovered|
New research helps explain a paradoxical effect of certain antidepressants--that they may actually worsen symptoms before helping patients feel better. These findings may help investigators fix the problem as well as create new classes of drugs to treat depression.
Depression - Cell Press, USA